• Thimble from the Warsaw ghetto
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Thimble from the Warsaw ghetto

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Resource TypeObjects
Date of Creation[before 1946]
GenreDaily Life & Household
Object ID2019.004.008
Place of CreationUnknown, retrieved from the Warsaw ghetto
DescriptionSilver thimble with a dotted decoration and red glass insert on top. Surface is tarnished.
Materials/Techniquessilver, red glass
Measurements2 x 1.7 cm
Inscriptions84 stamped on side, possibly a Russian silver standard mark indicating purity in zolotniki
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in 2019 by Gina Dimant.

The thimbles were acquired by Alexander Dimant, who found them in the rubble of the Warsaw ghetto in 1947. Dimant was looking for what remained of his childhood home.
Legal Statuspermanent collection